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Bodies of Japanese victims in Gulshan cafe attack reach Tokyo


Dhaka – A Japanese government aircraft carrying the bodies of seven Japanese victims of the terrorist attack at Holey Artisan Bakery reached home on Tuesday morning, UNB news agency reported.
The victims’ relatives who came to receive the bodies of the deceased were also aboard the aircraft.The aircraft which left Dhaka on Monday night, landed at Tokyo’s Haneda airport shortly before 6 am (local time), said a diplomatic source.
The victims are Makoto Okamura, 32, Yuko Sakai, 42 and Rui Shimodaira, 27, all of whom worked for Tokyo-based construction consulting company Almec Corp., Hideki Hashimoto, 65, Nobuhiro Kurosaki, 48, and Hiroshi Tanaka, 80, who worked for Tokyo-based consulting firm Oriental Consultants Global Co., and Koyo Ogasawara, 56, an employee of Katahira and Engineers International, according to Japanese government sources.
Twenty hostages, including nine Italians and one person each from the United States and India as well as the seven Japanese were killed in the terrorist attack on Friday evening.
Japanese national Tamaoki Watanabe was among 13 hostages rescued by army commandos on Saturday morning.
He also reached Tokyo on a small jet on Tuesday morning.
Japanese Government officials including Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Koichi Hagiuda offered prayers at Haneda Airport in Tokyo when the bodies of seven Japanese victims arrived there on Tuesday morning.


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